St. Andrew, Apostle

Celebrating his feast is the occasion of the Pope's visit to Turkey, by the way. Great photos of yesterday's Divine Liturgy marking the feast are available. The homily and counter-homily (not really, just the Pope's remarks), too. More links and my favorite photo here (may I say, in an un-ecumenical and off-tone remark which only reveals I haven't taken the homilies to heart: my patriarch's smile is better than your patriarch's, nyah, nyah; you guys have better hats, though).

Say, St. Andrew's feast means the beginning of the Advent Novena. Can't forget that.

Hail and blessed be the hour and moment in which the Son of God was born of the most pure Virgin Mary, at midnight, in Bethlehem, in the piercing cold. In that hour vouchsafe, O Lord, to hear my prayer and grant my request[here mention your intention]through the merits of Our Saviour Jesus Christ, and of His blessed Mother. Amen.

For best results, pray daily from today to December 25th. And while we're facetiously applying the language of commerce to holy things, you might enjoy this.